There is a real good time sitting on the near horizon for The Capitol Theatre. On Thursday, April 20, the venue will host none other than Keller Williams, performing with one of his liveliest, most dance-worthy musical projects, Grateful Grass.
Grateful Grass shows throughout the past have been known to turn out as incredible evenings of musical improvisation, and its lineup on this night will be giving them all a run for their money. Performing beside him will be former Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist Jeff Austin, the Infamous Stringdusters’ Jeremy Garrett on fiddle and Andy Hall on dobro, and multi-genre-spanning bassist and longtime Keller collaborator, Danton Boller.
Keller has long been welcome throughout the scene as an unofficial ambassador to continuing the spirit of the Grateful Dead’s music – so what more fitting place to bring Grateful Grass than the theatre that Jerry himself so reverently praised?
But, while an ambassador he may be, Keller’s thing has always been to make treatment of the sacred songbook, and treatment of live bluegrass, anything but traditional, and hardly ever predictable.
Joining Grateful Grass will be Love Canon, the world’s premier jamgrass 80s tribute group. Just over the past few years, Love Canon has perfected an uncanny knack for winning crowds over with their sometimes groovy, sometimes beautiful bluegrass renditions of 80s super hits.
As if all of this weren’t amazing enough, showgoers will also be invited to participate for prizes in the Great Acorn Hunt. Starting at 7 p.m., fans will get to chance to scour the inside of the venue in search of hidden eggs, that will also be decorated like acorns as a tip-of-the-hat to the theatre’s mascot, the squirrel. Inside these egg-nuts will be prizes ranging from tickets to future shows, Keller Williams merchandise, and more. Fans should also be sure on the day of the event to check The Cap’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for special clues and hints!
Honestly, if The Capitol Theatre planned to throw something as gloriously wacky as an acorn scavenger hunt party, could there be a better artist whose show to do it at, than the king of all things nutty himself, Keller Williams? For bluegrass lovers, Capitol regulars, and just plain music junkies alike, this will definitely be a can’t-miss night of music and festivity.
Written by Miles Hurley